Rob­bers who killed man ar­rested af­ter seven years

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - HT Navi Mumbai Live - - NAVI MUMBAI - G Mo­hi­ud­din Jeddy ht­for­nav­i­mum­bai@hin­dus­tan­

CBD BELAPUR: The Navi Mum­bai crime branch has ar­rested two per­sons for al­legedly as­sault­ing and killing a man while com­mit­ting a da­coity seven years ago in CBD Belapur.

Both the ac­cused be­long to the no­to­ri­ous Shikal­gar gang of which one more mem­ber has been ar­rested. The ar­rests have also led to solv­ing six house­break­ing cases and a ve­hi­cle theft case.

On April 18,2009, the Shikal­gar gang tar­geted the res­i­dence of San­jay Lad, 29.

San­jay and his brother Sameer fought the rob­bers. But, San­jay suc­cumbed to his in­juries and Sameer was se­ri­ously in­jured.

The po­lice had ar­rested three ac­cused in the case. The prime ac­cused Ra­jeshs­ingh Dud­hane, 33, and Kailas Dud­hare, 30, had been ab­scond­ing over the years.

Speak­ing at a press con­fer­ence on Wed­nes­day, po­lice com­mis­sioner Prab­hat Ran­jan said: “They kept chang­ing their lo­ca­tion to avoid be­ing caught. Se­nior po­lice in­spec­tor of crime branch Ad­hikrao Pol re­cently re­ceived a tip-off that the two ac­cused were re­sid­ing at Jee­van­na­gar slum in And­heri.”

He said: “With­out any de­lay, a trap was laid in the area and the duo were ar­rested on Jan­uary 28.”

Ran­jan said that in­ves­ti­ga­tions showed that the two ac­cused had re­cently bro­ken into a jew­ellery shop at Meghe­wadi and robbed gold worth 40 to­las. They com­mit­ted a rob­bery at Kharghar too.

“A to­tal of 17 gm gold worth Rs52,000 and sil­ver coins worth Rs23,000 has been re­cov­ered from them. We also seized knives and other sharp weapons,” he added.

Deputy com­mis­sioner of po­lice ( crime) Dilip Sawant

said: “Fur­ther in­ves­ti­ga­tions have led to more crimes com­mit­ted by the duo, in­clud­ing three chain-snatch­ings and one house­break­ing in Juhu and DN Na­gar and four ve­hi­cle thefts at Juhu.”

Af­ter i nter ro g at­ing t he ac­cused, the po­lice ar­rested Shee­tals­ingh Dud­hane, 28, an­other mem­ber of the gang from Lon­avla on Fe­bru­ary 3. His ar­rest has led the po­lice to solve five house break­ings at Khan­desh­war and one ve­hi­cle theft.

The po­lice have re­cov­ered two stolen ve­hi­cles Rs2.80 lakh worth from him.


Po­lice chief Prab­hat Ran­jan with his of­fi­cers show the seized weapons at CBD Belapur on Wed­nes­day.

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